If stature follows a Gaussian distribution, then the height between the 2 SD will constitute normal height (Fig. 1A). The individuals below 2 SD (or 2.25, 2.5, or 3 SD, all are arbitrary points) will be considered having short stature (Vol. 2; Chap. 1). if the reasons of the short stature in these children are unknown or the investigation does not reveal any pathology, these children are then labeled as 'ŉormal short child” (Fig. 1A).
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Pediatric Endocrinology, Fifth Edition|
|Subtitle of host publication||Volume 2 Growth, Adrenal, Sexual, Thyroid, Calcium, and Fluid Balance Disorders|
|Number of pages||14|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2006|
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